Meet Our Dental Ambassadors
Dr. Bernard Gross
Dr. Bernard Gross was born in Cape Town, South Africa and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Los Angeles where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology. Dr. Gross then attended the Medical College of Virginia where he received his dental degree. After dental school, he furthered his training by completing a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry at The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and University of Southern California School of Dentistry. He was appointed chief resident in his final year of residency. Dr. Gross is a clinical instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry involved with the clinical instruction of dental students as well as post-graduate residents . Dr. Gross also has been a clinical attending at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, where his duties were the clinical instruction of the pediatric dental residents in the operating room setting. He has served on the executive committee for the American Society of Dentistry for Children, Southern California chapter. He also has served on the staff of Santa Monica – UCLA Hospital, where he volunteered his time to treat patients from the Les – Kelly clinic. In 2000 Dr. Gross was appointed to the Executive Board of the California Society of Pediatric Dentists. After serving this two year term, Dr. Gross was appointed to be the Chairperson of the California Society Pediatric Dentists Peer Review Committee for the State of California in 2002. This is a position that he held until 2021. Dr. Gross has served on the Board of Directors and Board of Governors of United Cerebral Palsy Association of Los Angeles/Ventura Counties for over 20 years. Dr. Gross is in private practice in Santa Monica, California since 1992. Dr. Gross is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentisty, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Toothbrush Toys is honored to have Dr. Gross chair our advisory team!
Dr. Yazdan Alami
Dr. Yazdan Alami attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He attended Indiana University School of Dentistry and subsequently completed a three-year pediatric program at the University of California, San Francisco.Dr. Alami is recognized as a Fellow by the College of Diplomates and as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was appointed to the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry Residency/Post-Doctorate Program in Pediatric Dentistry.Dr. Alami belongs to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society, and the Cayman Islands Medical Dental Society.He has received many merit awards including publications for the National Institute of Health and induction into the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Toothbrush Toys is grateful Dr. Alami is part of our Ambassador team!
Dr. Andrea Arons
Dr. Andrea Arons completed her undergraduate degree at University of California at Santa Barbara, earning a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology and a minor in Anthropology.Dr. Arons then received her D.D.S. from New York University College of Dentistry, and further advanced her dental education by taking additional classes in Aesthetic Dentistry. Toothbrush Toys is fortunate to have Dr. Arons on board as a member of our team!
Dr. Joey Pedram
Dr. Joey Pedram completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Los Angeles, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Psycho-biology. He went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. After receiving his DDS degree, Dr. Joey completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Tufts University in Boston, MA. He has been part of Oak Park Dentistry for Children in Oak Park California since 2011.Dr. Joey is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Fernando Valley Dental Society. Dr. Joey recently volunteered at a pediatric dentistry clinic for indigent Vietnamese children while in Vietnam. Dr. Joey prides himself on always being positive and patient with all the little ones he works with and is known for putting a smile on his patients’ faces with his playful sense of humor. You might catch him singing a song or two while counting his patients' teeth! We are proud to have Dr. Joey as a member of the Toothbrush Toys’ team!
The professionals that comprise our team of dentist ambassadors are intimately involved in our product quality and creation.
Our group of pediatric dentists provide input on the specifics of the toothbrush, carefully selecting the best bristles and body designs. Our ambassadors strongly believe in Toothbrush Toys and our mission to improve dental hygiene by creating lasting, good brushing habits. Dentists know that more excitement around brushing means better brushing habits!